The World Shipping Council (WSC) has appointed John Bradshaw as technical director for environment and safety, and James Corbett as environmental director, Europe.

John Bradshaw (left), James Corbett (right).

Bradshaw is a maritime regulatory specialist and marine engineer, with a range of senior level experience with maritime engineering and technical and policy matters, including representing the shipping industry at the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Currently technical director at the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Bradshaw will begin his new role mid-May. Initially he will be based from his current location in the UK, before moving to Singapore.

The WSC said that in addition to supporting environmental work at the IMO and the EU, Bradshaw will expand the WSC’s capabilities in the Asia Pacific region on both environmental and safety matters.

In his role as environmental director, Europe, Corbett will work with WSC colleagues and members on the environmental agenda built around the EU Green Deal initiative.

According to the WSC, Corbett is a leading expert on vessel air emissions and transportation environmental policy. Joining the organisation on April 1, 2021, Corbett will start work from the USA before moving to Brussels, Belgium.

John Butler, WSC ceo and president, said: “One of the WSC’s most important tasks is to work for the decarbonisation of the shipping industry and the reduction of shipping’s environmental impact…John Bradshaw and James Corbett are leading experts in this field and an extremely important and welcome addition to our team at a pivotal team in the industry.”